William Ivey Long News

Date of Birth: August 30, 1947 (70)
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Review Roundup: BIG NIGHT at The Kirk Douglas TheatreReview Roundup: BIG NIGHT at The Kirk Douglas Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

The world premiere of Paul Rudnick's new play NIG NIGHT runs at the Kirk Douglas Theatre through October 8, and the critics are weighing in! (more...)

The American Theatre Wing Raises A Record-Breaking $1.2M at Centennial GalaThe American Theatre Wing Raises A Record-Breaking $1.2M at Centennial Gala
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

The American Theatre Wing announced today that its Centennial Gala, held last night at Cipriani 42nd Street, was the most successful in the organization's history, raising over $1.2 million (besting the previous record, which was set in 2016, by more than $400k), with an online Charitybuzz.com auction and a once-in-a-lifetime Prizeo sweepstakes package featuring Neil Patrick Harris continuing through the end of September. (more...)

PRINCE OF BROADWAY Announces Extension Through 10/29PRINCE OF BROADWAY Announces Extension Through 10/29
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 19, 2017

The Broadway premiere of Prince of Broadway, a musical celebration that highlights the extraordinary six-decade career of director and producer Harold Prince, will now play through Sunday, October 29 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre due to popular demand. This limited engagement, which began previews August 3 and opened August 24, is produced by Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer), by special arrangement with Gorgeous Entertainment. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the American Theatre Wing's Centennial Gala!Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the American Theatre Wing's Centennial Gala!
by Jennifer Broski - Sep 19, 2017

The American Theatre Wing just held its Centennial Gala last night, September 18th, celebrating the power of musical theater in American life over the past 100 years. (more...)

Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA Comes to CasperRodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA Comes to Casper
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA, the 2013 Tony Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of The King & I and The Sound of Music, will play the Casper Events Center for a limited engagement on November 12, 2017. Tickets for CINDERELLA will go on sale on Friday, September 22 at 11:30 am and can be purchased at SinclairTix.com, by phone at 800-442-2256, in person at the SinclairTix Box Office at the Casper Events Center or at any of the six statewide outlets. (more...)

THE PORTUGUESE KID, Starring Jason Alexander, Starts Tomorrow at MTCTHE PORTUGUESE KID, Starring Jason Alexander, Starts Tomorrow at MTC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

A friendy reminder that performances begin tomorrow Tuesday, September 19 for Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of The Portuguese Kid, a new play written and directed by Tony, Pulitzer Prize, and Academy Award winner John Patrick Shanley. (more...)

BWW Review: BIG NIGHT Starts Humorously but Changes Direction After a Senseless AttackBWW Review: BIG NIGHT Starts Humorously but Changes Direction After a Senseless Attack
by Shari Barrett - Sep 18, 2017

Master satirist Paul Rudnick blends a deep humanity with a honed sense of hilarity in this powerful and funny play about family and fame, the personal and the political, and the drive to stand up and speak out. But it is also one that promotes a very progressive political stance on human rights, especially within the gay community, with much of the dialogue presented as if they are soapbox speeches meant to sway the listener to take action. But given our current political circumstances, there is nothing wrong with encouraging people to take a stand and speak out to make the world a better and more equal place for everyone. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Opening Night of BIG NIGHT, Starring Brian Hutchinson, Wendie Malick, and More at the DouglasPhoto Flash: Inside Opening Night of BIG NIGHT, Starring Brian Hutchinson, Wendie Malick, and More at the Douglas
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

The world premiere of Paul Rudnick's new play 'Big Night' opened Saturday, September 16 at 8 p.m. at Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. Directed by Tony winner Walter Bobbie ('Chicago' and 'Bright Star'), 'Big Night' will continue through October 8, 2017. BroadwayWorld has an inside look at the opening night below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Brian Hutchison, Wendie Malick and More in BIG NIGHT at the DouglasPhoto Flash: First Look at Brian Hutchison, Wendie Malick and More in BIG NIGHT at the Douglas
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

The world premiere of Paul Rudnick's new play 'Big Night' opens Saturday, September 16 at 8 p.m. at Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. Directed by Tony winner Walter Bobbie ('Chicago' and 'Bright Star'), 'Big Night' is currently in previews. Performances will continue through October 8, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Hal Prince Set for Post-Show Talks at PRINCE OF BROADWAYHal Prince Set for Post-Show Talks at PRINCE OF BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

Manhattan Theatre Club has announced post-show conversations following select performances of Prince of Broadway, a musical celebration that highlights the extraordinary six-decade career of director and producer Harold Prince. (more...)

BWW Contest: Enter To Win Two Tickets to MTC's PRINCE OF BROADWAYBWW Contest: Enter To Win Two Tickets to MTC's PRINCE OF BROADWAY
by BWW Contests - Sep 4, 2017

BroadwayWorld is giving YOU a chance to win two tickets to a performance of PRINCE OF BROADWAY! Enter the contest below for a chance to win! Tickets will be for a weekday evening performance on a date to be agreed upon between the winner and the production. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Legendary Costume Designer William Ivey Long Unveils His New Sardi's Portrait!Photo Coverage: Legendary Costume Designer William Ivey Long Unveils His New Sardi's Portrait!
by Walter McBride - Aug 31, 2017

The best of Broadway dressed to impress yesterday assix-time Tony-winning costume designer William Ivey Long got his very own caricature at the legendary Sardi's. Long was joined by many of his friends for the special occasion and BroadwayWorld was on hand for the big day! (more...)

BWW Morning Brief August 30th, 2017: THE LIGHTNING THIEF Announces Tour and More!BWW Morning Brief August 30th, 2017: THE LIGHTNING THIEF Announces Tour and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Aug 30, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: THE LIGHTNING THIEF: THE PERCY JACKSON MUSICAL to Strike in a City Near You on Tour Next Fall and more! (more...)

BWW Retrospective: How PRINCE OF BROADWAY Finally Landed at the Samuel J. Friedman TheatreBWW Retrospective: How PRINCE OF BROADWAY Finally Landed at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre
by Kerry Breen - Aug 27, 2017

As PRINCE OF BROADWAY opens at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, take a look back at its complicated road to Broadway. (more...)

BWW Review: PRINCE OF BROADWAY Celebrates The Great Characters, Stories and Themes Nurtured By Harold PrinceBWW Review: PRINCE OF BROADWAY Celebrates The Great Characters, Stories and Themes Nurtured By Harold Prince
by Michael Dale - Aug 25, 2017

Harold Prince, who has been honored with 21 Tony Awards for his seven decades of achievements as a Broadway producer and director, did not write one word nor compose one note of the 17 musicals represented in the enrapturing new revue that bears his name. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsals for Paul Rudnick's New Play BIG NIGHT at the DouglasPhoto Flash: Inside Rehearsals for Paul Rudnick's New Play BIG NIGHT at the Douglas
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Rehearsals have begun for the world premiere of Paul Rudnick's new play 'Big Night.' Directed by Tony winner Walter Bobbie ('Chicago' and 'Bright Star'), 'Big Night' begins previews September 10, opens September 16 and continues through October 8, 2017, at Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

VIDEO: Brandy Norwood Talks Return to CHICAGO: 'Broadway Completely Changed My Life'VIDEO: Brandy Norwood Talks Return to CHICAGO: 'Broadway Completely Changed My Life'
by TV News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Grammy Award winnerBrandy Norwood stopped by NBC's TODAY to discuss her return to Broadway's CHICAGO in the role of Roxie Hart. 'I love Broadway,' shared the singer. 'It completely changed my life.' Watch the appearance in full below! (more...)

RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA Will Grace Atwood Concert Hall in AnchorageRODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA Will Grace Atwood Concert Hall in Anchorage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

The tour cast of RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA will start off their fall and winter performances in Anchorage at the Atwood Concert Hall from October 24-29. (more...)

Photo Coverage: MISS SAIGON Sings for Baayork Lee's National Asian Artists ProjectPhoto Coverage: MISS SAIGON Sings for Baayork Lee's National Asian Artists Project
by Richard Jay-Alexander - Aug 7, 2017

Last night was one of those special kind of evenings in Manhattan. Members of the Broadway Cast of MISS SAIGON gave up their night off, to perform and raise money for NAAP (National Asian Artists Project). The conceit was the cast sing 'whatever they want' and it worked. The young, attractive company of the current revival are very talented and events like these are always a reminder of how deeply gifted each individual member of a company must, in order be to be able to explode with such power together, nightly, on the stage of the Broadway Theatre. (more...)

DVR Alert: Brandy Talks Broadway's CHICAGO on NBC's TODAYDVR Alert: Brandy Talks Broadway's CHICAGO on NBC's TODAY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

BWW has learned that on Wednesday, August 16th, Grammy Award winner Brandy Norwood will stop by NBC's TODAY during the 9 - 10 am hour to discuss her return to Broadway's CHICAGO. (more...)

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